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No Promises in the Wind
No Promises in the Wind
Author: Irene Hunt
America in 1932 was an America whose dreams were simple. A job, food to fill you, a place to sleep, and shoes without holes—for millions of people these simple needs were nothing more than dreams. At fifteen years of age, Josh had to make his own way through a country of angry and frightened people. This is the story of a young man’s...  more »
PBS Market Price: $7.59 or $3.69+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425182802
ISBN-10: 0425182800
Publication Date: 1/8/2002
Pages: 192
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.

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Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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I read this book when I was about 10 yrs old and LOVED it! I checked it out of the library so often that they finaly gave me the book. Now my child is about to read it and I cannot wait to share our thoughts on the struggles of human nature, friendships, and the will to survive and purseveer.
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Adventure in the pitless depression years.

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"I guess you're right. You're a strong boy: You're bright. Maybe you can find something better than what we have here."
She had said it. If I wanted to wallow in self-pity, I could say that both my father and my mother had rejected me. The world of that depression year lay ahead of me. If I licked it, fine; if I did'nt, there wouldn't be anyone who cared.
But I wasn't nearly so desolate as I tried to convince myself I should be. Actually I was suddenly filled with excitement, with an eagerness to get away, to break all the ties of home and to leave Chicago behind me forever. Plans began growing in my mind as I ran down the front steps past Joey and into the street. I could hardly wait. I was breathless when I reached the drugstore and sat down on the curb to wait for Howie.

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